The Strain Calculator is a tool used to determine the strain experienced by an object under applied forces. Strain measures the deformation or elongation of an object relative to its original size. It helps analyze how materials respond to stress and can be used to assess structural integrity.
The formula for calculating strain is: Strain = (Change in length / Original length)
To use the Strain Calculator, you need to provide the following inputs:
- Change in length: The difference between the final length and the original length of the object.
- Original length: The initial length of the object before any deformation.
For example, if a steel rod originally measures 10 centimeters and undergoes a change in length of 2 centimeters, the strain can be calculated as 2/10 = 0.2 or 20%.